Dutch Masters returns after two years!
Get ready because we can finally go again: the Dutch Masters of Motocross is back after two years of absence! The first of a total of five rounds will take place this Sunday, March 13 at Motorsportpark Gelderland Midden in Arnhem. Brace yourself for a lot of spectacle!
It promises to be a beautiful day at Motorsportpark Gelderland Midden. Not only because a very sunny spring day is forecast, but also because we can again enjoy fantastic motocross competitions with battles between international world champions, talents and Dutch riders in different classes! Something that we have unfortunately had to miss at this level in the Netherlands in recent years.
The field of participants is, as you are used to from the DMoMX, very diverse again this year with, in addition to the Dutch, Belgians and Germans, also riders who come over from Scandinavia, Italy, Israel and even South Africa. As it is the first time that the DMoMX will be organized on the circuit in Arnhem, it will be quite a challenge for many riders to get to grips with the sand circuit before the gate drops.
Nevertheless, the track in Arnhem is not completely new for some of the participating drivers. In July of 2020, training competitions were organized on this circuit in preparation for the restart of the MXGP calendar. Riders who attended and will be at the start on Sunday include Jago Geets (Belgium), Calvin Vlaanderen, Glenn Coldenhoff, Brian Bogers, Ben Watson (United Kingdom) and reigning Dutch Masters champion in the 500cc class Arminas Jasikonis (Lithuania).
Battle for the title erupts
After his DMoMX title in 2019, Arminas Jasikonis suffered a serious crash in Italy the following season, in which he suffered a brain injury. Fortunately, Arminas recovered and returned to the World Championship and now also to Dutch Masters! In the Arnhem sand he will try to score a lot of points to be able to defend his title this season.
But there are many privateers on the coast as to that title. How about Brian Bogers, for example. At last weekend’s MXGP in Lombardy, he finished fourth by finishing seventh in the first moto and third in the second. With this he managed to work his way up to fifth place in the overall World Cup standings.
Just in the top ten of the same World Championship standings, we find Glenn Coldenhoff in ninth place. It is also important to him to keep going! Unfortunately, reigning MXGP World Champion Jeffrey Herlings will not be attending. ‘The Bullet’ is struggling with an injury in his heel bone and needs time to recover from it.
In the 250cc, Jago Geerts is in top form, with a 1-1 during the GP in Lombardy. That promises fireworks in Arnhem and a fierce battle with Rick Elzinga, who won the EMX250 in Lombardy. A long line of top talents from home and abroad will start in the 85cc and 125cc, each of which is worth keeping an eye on!
Words: Press Release